Agenda 2021

Expand your business.
Grow your network.

Three days of intensive educational programming and extensive networking opportunities. Celebration of the many successes of Asian American and minority businesses, outstanding individuals, and our next generation of exceptional leaders.

11:10am - 11:15am ET

Remarks: The Honorable Young Kim U.S. Representative (CA) Members, House Small Business Committee, and Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

Young Kim Congresswoman

The Hon. Young Kim

U.S. Representative (CA-39) Members, House Small Business Committee, and Science, Space and Technology Committee
11:15am - 11:45am ET

How President Biden’s Executive Order will Benefit Asian American & Minority Businesses

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

Subash Iyer

Subash Iyer

Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration U.S. Department of Transportation

Moderator

Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC
11:50am - 11:55am ET

Remarks: Edith McCloud, Acting National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce

Main Stage

Guest Speaker

Edith McCloud

Edith McCloud

Acting National Director Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Chief Procurement Officers Forum #2

Main Stage

Topic: Evolution of Supply Chains - Agile & Adaptable Procurement Models


Welcome to CelebrASIAN’s premier event, the Chief Procurement Officers Forum (CPO Forum). This Forum brings together Fortune 500 & major nonprofit organizations’ procurement officers to discuss contemporary matters of procurement on the federal and corporate level and how AABs & MBEs can be involved.

Points to be discussed
- Current trends in Procurement circles
- Issues and challenges facing the procurement business community
- The roles small and medium-sized companies can play for business development
- Procurement best practices


Sponsored by: Nationwide & Ampcus

Guest Speakers

Kevin obrien

Kevin O’Brien

SVP, IT Chief Financial Officer, Chief Procurement Officer and the Business Transformation Office Leader Nationwide
Anthony wilbon

Anthony Wilbon, PhD, PMP

Dean, School of Business Howard University
Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC

Panelists

Rachel Kutz

Rachel Kutz

Vice President, Consumer Supply Chain & Global Logistics AT&T Global Connections
Wassel lewis

Wassel Lewis, Jr.

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Aflac
Shahid Javed

Shahid Javed

Chief Procurement Officer TIAA
Tanya penny

Professor Tanya Penny

Sr. VP; Professor; Executive Director Ampcus; Howard University; USPAACC CPO Council

Moderator

Ann anjali ramakumaran

Ann Anjali Ramakumaran

Founder and CEO Ampcus, Inc.
1:15pm - 2:15pn ET

How to Do Business in Telecommunications

Breakout Sessions

Topic: How to supply to major corporations in Telecommunications


Join this discussion with supply chain leaders about how telecommunications corporations are creating opportunities for growth and supplier diversity. Learn from industry leaders how they are integrating and plan to increase suppliers from veteran, women, LGBTQ+, disabled, and minority-owned businesses to their supply chain.

Points to be discussed include:
- What their goals are for supplier diversity over the next 5 years
- What requirements are in place for prospective suppliers
- How telecommunications corporations are certifying diverse suppliers
- How are prospective suppliers being developed through their partnerships with corporation

Panelists

Alan T Mobile

Alan Torres

Senior Program Manager, Supplier Diversity T-Mobile
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Jalayna Bolden

Director, Supplier Diversity AT&T Services Global Connection & Supply Chain

Moderator

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Michael Wong

Founder & CEO Dayblink
2:30pm - 3:30pm ET

How to Do Business in Banking, Financial Services & Insurance

Breakout Sessions

Topic: How to supply to major corporations in Banking, Financial Service & Insurance.


Join this discussion with procurement and supply chain leaders about how banking & financial services institutions are engaging in the economic development of diverse businesses owned by LGBTQ+, disabled, women, veterans, and minority communities. Learn what their strategic objectives are for increasing diverse suppliers and how you can be a part of this change.

Points to be discussed include:
- What are eligibility requirements for diverse owned and operated businesses
- How are banking & financial services institutions investing in and developing the communities of their diverse suppliers
- What institutions are currently seeking diverse suppliers
- How can prospective suppliers get a “seat at the table” with major financial institutions

Panelists

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Adam Moore

Director of Supplier Diversity Truist
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Lisa Howard

Manager, Supplier Diversity State Farm

Moderator

Sushumna

Sushumna Roy Jalajam

President Softpath System
3:45pm - 4:15pm ET

How to Do Business with Nike

Breakout Sessions

Topic: How to do business with Nike

Guest Speaker

Clayton

Clayton Judge III

Global Business Diversity & Inclusion Lead Nike

Moderator

Deepti Dawar

Deepti Dawar

Co-President; COO USPAACC Western Regional Chapter; Diya TV
4:15pm - 4:25pm ET

Closing Remarks: Reflections on the Conference

Main Stage

Guest Speakers

Gigi

Gigi Dixon

Executive VP, Head of External Engagements Wells Fargo
Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC
11:00am - 4:00pm ET

Procurement + Business Expo

Expo